Rodney Franks

Host, Into the Evening

A native of Milwaukee, Rodney inherited his passion for jazz from his father, who kept music alive in the house.

Rodney made his way to Denver via KCUR in Kansas City in 1991 and worked for sports talk station with KUVO’s Ricky O and also at KOOL105, where he met KUVO host Danny Valenzuela.

Rodney began as a volunteer at KUVO and become a staff member in 1995. Every weekday from 6 to 8 PM, you can hear Rodney on the radio as he hosts Into the Evening

A strong believer in the Ellington dictum - “There are two kinds of music: good music, and the other kind." - Rodney makes sure to play the good stuff!

You can reach Rodney at

 Air Date: August 1, 2013
Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichokes with Lemon Basil Aioli

To prepare Artichokes:

  • 12 canned artichokes
  • ¼ C cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-cup flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1-cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 quart frying oil

To prepare Aioli:

  Made with All Natural, Antibiotic-free Chicken

Tony P's Half Chicken roasted with lemon, fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil and sea salt.  Served with a side of seasonal balsamic roasted vegetables.

Chicken Brine

  Buttermilk Marinated Bone in Veal Chop, served over fresh field greens with a sweet and hot red beet, ginger and lime glaze.

Chef Tony's notes: For the home kitchen we always try to bring to you a dish which can be easily executed without to much complication. The  more complicated dishes tend to be reserved for the restauraunt kitchen. This is a great Holiday flavored dish with exquisite flavor and a colorful and impressive presentation.